RescueAPBT wrote:The vet called tonight with the histopathology results. The MCT that was aspirated was a grade 2, clean margins. The third growth to show up turned out to just be a cyst. So that's good news! She's healing up okay, goes in to get her incisions rechecked in a week. Hopefully, no new MCTs pop up for a loooong time now.
Misskiwi67 wrote:If the mitotic index is 0, the risk of metastasis is essentially zero as well. If it were my dog, I'd probably watch it like a hawk and take off as many as show up every 6 months.
Is your pup on Benadryl?
RescueAPBT wrote:Yes, she is on Benadryl. So you're saying you would hold off on surgery for now, and just remove how every many there are in 6 months? Then just keep on removing them, every 6 months? Or am I misunderstanding...
So since she's having a problem with MCTs, is it likely she's got a higher rate of developing some other form of cancer too?
Yup, thats what I would do, knowing full well the one I leave for 6 months could be the bad one... but doing surgery every 2 weeks just doesn't seem reasonable either.
Mast cell tumor is VERY common, right up there with hemangiosarcoma, we pretty much see it weekly it seems like. I don't think there is a higher risk of developing other cancers, but can't say this for sure.
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